The backpacks are loaded; the school clothes are laid out. The kids are ready — but are you?
Even when “all other ground is sinking sand,” our hope in Christ is an expectant hope. It looks forward and is confident that all the promises of God are “yes” in Jesus.
As we visit sister congregations this summer, let us never fail to remember what the Church is: not a five-star resort for visiting saints but a haven for sinners, including us.
From the days of Eden the present, God is in favor of and holds out His help for the home. And when the Christian home is under attack, as it increasingly is in our society, we need God’s help more than ever.
Our culture is — at best — terribly confused about the necessity of fatherhood. But God knew what He was doing when He put our earthly fathers in our lives.
At the dawn of creation, Adam was the first man to distort real, godly masculinity, and Eve was the first woman to be let down and left hurting by a man’s inability to understand and live out his manly calling. Thanks be to God, the story doesn’t end there.
Whenever we consume media — even Christian media — we should be carefully asking ourselves: What is the source? What is the writer’s theology? What is the Christian message that is being taught?
“After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb” (Rev. 7:9).
From the beginning of the world, God has been creating and gathering for Himself a beloved people. In His wisdom, He designed parents to participate with Him in His creative powers and purposes, bringing forth generation after generation of children — and teaching them to know their God.
This is for you, Mom, because motherhood isn’t easy. Motherhood is a holy office. It has God’s blessing, plus a lot of sacrificial labor.
The Church is not a throwaway society — quite the opposite. In God’s economy there is no person pointless enough to throw away.
It is a fine thing — a very fine thing — to consider those around you as essential contributors to your identity. Not everyone is a spouse. Not everyone is a parent. But everyone is someone’s someone.
For Christians in the Early Church, cross and resurrection were not in opposition to each other. Their Easter worship services and sermons were a celebration of both at once.
The answers to life’s biggest questions and challenges aren’t to be found in yet one more new book, but in one very, very old one.
Though the Gospel we preach may be “a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles,” God’s beloved children are no fools. We know what really happened on Easter.